MARSMAN, Wallace Sinclair
55, of Upper Hammonds Plains, passed away on January 25, 2009, at home. Born March 10, 1953, in Upper Hammonds Plains, he was a son of Margaret (Cox) (Marsman) Houle and the late William Thomas Marsman, Hammonds Plains. He was employed with the Halifax Regional Municipality for 33 years as a skilled labourer, retiring in May 2007. He also worked for NOVACOS Building Cleaning Services as well as doing odd jobs in his spare time. He was a fun-loving man who enjoyed fishing and hunting and spending time with his dogs, Gismo and Richo. He enjoyed good food, his family and friends. He had a great sense of humour and could make you laugh even when you felt like crying. He is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte (Lucas) of Hammonds Plains; daughters, Crystal, Toronto and Holly, Digby; sisters, Marguerite Hendricks, Doris Johnston, both of Dartmouth; Ethel (Paul) Armstrong, Ohio; Maxine (Brian) McNicole, Bedford; Betty Marsman and Deborah Bradley, both of Halifax and Wendy Marsman, Montreal; brothers, Joel (Janet) and Redmond (Elizabeth), both of Lower Sackville; John, Toronto; Donald, Halifax, and Albert, Dartmouth. He was predeceased by his father, William Thomas Marsman and brother, William (Billy) Marsman. He will be missed by the many nieces, nephews, cousins and all the people who knew and loved him. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, in Atlantic Funeral Home in Lower Sackville. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, in Emmanuel Baptist Church, 633 Pockwock Rd., Upper Hammonds Plains, with Dr. Lennett Anderson Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Oakridge Memory Gardens in Lower Sackville. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Emmanuel Baptist Church.
GRACIE, Shirley E.
Sydney Mines, died January 27, 2009. She was a daughter of the late Oswald and Annie (Ash) Vickers. Surviving are companion, Charlie Dawe; her children, Glenn, Keith, Donna, Cameron and Terry; sister, Willena McManus; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters, Alice, Pearl, Margaret, Ellen and Priscilla; brothers, Brad, Kenny, Sidney and Lenny; granddaughter, Lori. Visitation Thursday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Friday at 3 p.m. in Carmen United Church.
MARSMAN, Wallace Sinclair
55, of Upper Hammonds Plains, passed away on January 25, 2009, at home. Born March 10, 1953, in Upper Hammonds Plains, he was a son of Margaret (Cox) (Marsman) Houle and the late William Thomas Marsman, Hammonds Plains. He was employed with the Halifax Regional Municipality for 33 years as a skilled labourer, retiring in May 2007. He also worked for NOVACOS Building Cleaning Services as well as doing odd jobs in his spare time. He was a fun-loving man who enjoyed fishing and hunting and spending time with his dogs, Gismo and Richo. He enjoyed good food, his family and friends. He had a great sense of humour and could make you laugh even when you felt like crying. He is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte (Lucas) of Hammonds Plains; daughters, Crystal, Toronto and Holly, Digby; sisters, Marguerite Hendricks, Doris Johnston, both of Dartmouth; Ethel (Paul) Armstrong, Ohio; Maxine (Brian) McNicole, Bedford; Betty Marsman and Deborah Bradley, both of Halifax and Wendy Marsman, Montreal; brothers, Joel (Janet) and Redmond (Elizabeth), both of Lower Sackville; John, Toronto; Donald, Halifax, and Albert, Dartmouth. He was predeceased by his father, William Thomas Marsman and brother, William (Billy) Marsman. He will be missed by the many nieces, nephews, cousins and all the people who knew and loved him. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, in Atlantic Funeral Home in Lower Sackville. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, in Emmanuel Baptist Church, 633 Pockwock Rd., Upper Hammonds Plains, with Dr. Lennett Anderson Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Oakridge Memory Gardens in Lower Sackville. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Emmanuel Baptist Church.
TURBITT, Thomas Henry "Aden"
81, Aaldersville, passed away at home on Monday, January 26, 2009. Born in Great Village, he was a son of the late William Turbitt and Queenie (Brown). Aden was a roofer with TP Caulkin in Kentville before going to Sudbury to join Falconbridge Nickel Mines, where he worked in the smelter for 30 years before retiring. He was highly respected by his friends and co-workers. In 1985 he and Ellen re-migrated to Aaldersville where he built their retirement home. He loved the outdoors and spent his time camping, fishing, hunting, skidooing, and playing cards; he thrived on a good game of 45s. His family was always a source of joy and dedication. He was a founding member of the Garson Fish and Game Club and trained many new young hunters in firearm safety. He was a member of the Falconbridge Smelter First Aid Rescue teams for many years leading him to become a trainer and brigade member of the St. John's Ambulance Society. He was a warden of Saint James Church of Aaldersville. He was the president of the New Ross Golden Age Club for many years. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ellen (Hamm); sons, Lloyd (Jackie), Hillsburgh, Ont.; Leonard (Terry), West Porter's Lake; William (Kathie), Capreol, Ont.; Paul (Deborah), Calgary, Alta.; daughter, Angela, Aaldersville; sisters, Leah (Perry) Butler, Granville Ferry; Pirl Walker, New Ross; Marilyn Levesque, Garson, Ont.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brother, Gerald and sister, Gladys (Halliday). Visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. in H.C. Lindsay's Funeral Home, 5 Leverett Ave., Kentville (902-678-2151), where a funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday January 30, reception to follow. Rev. Frances Boutlier officiating. Interment will take place in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or to a charity of choice.
OLIVER (Joyce), Gwenythe Eileen
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at her home in Wasaga Beach, Ont., surrounded by her family. Gwen, beloved wife of Gord Oliver; loving mother of Graham and his fiancée, Suzanne Doyle, Gregg and his wife, Lisa Owen Oliver and Gayle Anne and her husband, Jeff Wearn; cherished grandma of Joel Oliver and his wife, Trina, Cassandra Oliver, Jessica Oliver, Avery Owen Oliver and Amilia Owen Oliver; great-grandmother of Benjamin Oliver and Kayden Oliver; dear sister of Ron Joyce and the late Bill Joyce; dear aunt of Gary, Ron Jr., Derrick, Darryl, Rhonda, Grant, Steven, Bill Jr., Mark, Chris, Justin and Nicholas Joyce. Gwen was a thoughtful, caring and compassionate woman that brightened the lives of all those she touched. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner, Ont. (1-866-428-2637) on Sunday, February 1, from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Monday February 2, at 1 p.m. If desired, donations in Gwen's memory to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by her family.
PEDERSEN, Erik S.
Age 91, of Upper Nappan, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2009, in High Crest Nursing Home, Springhill. Born in Jutland, Denmark, he was a son of the late Peder and Ingeborg (Matiesen) Pedersen. Erik emigrated to Canada in 1929, along with his parents and siblings. Erik joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1940, and served overseas during the Second World War. He saw action at the front. Upon returning to Nova Scotia after the war, he purchased a farm in Upper Nappan, in 1947. It was there he started his lifelong farming career "with just two cows and a bicycle". What started out as a small mixed farm became a thriving dairy operation. Erik was very active in various farm-producer organizations. During his "retirement" years, Erik ran a strawberry and raspberry U-pick business at his Upper Nappan farm. He enjoyed meeting and talking to all the people who came to pick his berries. Erik was a long-time active member of the Amherst Rotary Club. He was also a member of Trinity - St. Stephen's United Church. Erik will be remembered by his many friends and acquaintances for his warm hospitality. He is survived by his wife, the former Leona Bacon; his daughter, Linda (Charles) Austin of Ottawa; sons, Philip (Paula), Larry (Janet), both of Nappan; half-sisters, Greta Davies, Mona Kidsey and Mary Pedersen, all of Mississauga, Ont.; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his stepmother, Marie; sister, Edith Cooke; half-brother, Axel, and brother-in-law, Jack Davies. Arrangements have been entrusted to Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst, N.S. (902-667-8777). A memorial service will be held at Trinity - St. Stephen's United Church, Amherst, on Sunday, February 1, at 2 p.m., Rev. Patti Blundell officiating. Burial will take place in Amherst Cemetery in the spring.
McARTHUR, James Gordon
Age 69, passed away January 26, 2009, in Northwood Centre, with his friend Barbara at his side. Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late James and Norma (Schurman) McArthur. He was predeceased by his wife, Peggy. Gordon worked for many years in auto sales and had been Sales Manager at Wood Motor's Ford until he retired. Gordon was an avid sports fan. His favorite team was the Toronto Blue Jays. Gordon loved animals and also enjoyed boating; he loved being on the water. Cremation has taken place under the care of Donald K. Walker Funeral Directors Ltd., Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth (469-5601). To honor Gordon's wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Donations in Gordon's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to any animal shelter.
MacINNIS, Kevin Patrick
52, of Port Hood, passed away on January 26, 2009, in Windsor, Ont., after a courageous battle with cancer. Kevin was cheerful to the end and died peacefully with family by his side. Born in Little Judique, he was a son of Sadie (MacIsaac) MacInnis, Port Hood, and the late Hugh MacInnis. Kevin was a member of the UA Local 682 Plumbers and Pipefitters of Sydney. He was employed as a welder and worked on construction sites across Canada. He was one of only a few Maritimer's chosen to work on the natural gas line to Maine. He was held in high regard by his fellow workers and was an asset on every job where he was employed. Kevin always enjoyed getting back to Cape Breton and spending time outdoors and on his boat. He is survived by his loving wife, Donna (MacDougall), of Redford, Mich.; much-loved sons, Ryan, Chase and Jamie as well as their mom, Karen. He is also survived by his mother, Sadie MacInnis, Inverary Manor; sisters, Tootsie MacDonald, Margie MacInnis, Anne (Jack) MacDonald, Port Hood; Marie (Carmen) Campbell, Rosie (Sandy) MacNeil, Louise (Neil) MacNeil, Mabou; Ellen Macdonald (Kenny Gillis), Judique; Gena MacIntyre, Dartmouth; brother, Brian MacInnis (Arlene Duncan), Stoney Creek, Ont.; and half-sister, Agnes (MacDonald) Burns, Halifax. Kevin was an uncle and a great-uncle to many nieces and nephews with whom he kept in touch, often through his "late night" phone calls. He will be missed by each and every one of them. The family would like to thank the staff of London Regional Cancer Center, Windsor Regional Metropolitan Hospital, and the Malden Park Continuing Care Center. A very special thank you goes to Kevin's niece, Amanda MacDonald of Windsor for her unfailing care and support during his long and difficult illness. Visitation will be held in St. Peter's Parish Hall today from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held Saturday, from St. Peter's Church, Port Hood, at 11 a.m. with Father Victor Ozoufuanya officiating. Burial will take place in St. Peter's Parish Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to St. Peter's Parish Cemetery Fund, Port Hood.
REED, Richard Henry "Hank"
Died peacefully on Sunday, January 25, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born March 29, 1921, in Oshawa, Ont., he grew up in the family business, R.B. Reed & Sons Florists. He was the second son of Richard Billingsley and Nina Violet (Benns) Reed. He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Ruth Elizabeth Martin (of Yarmouth) and son, Richard Martin, who died in childhood. He is survived by daughters, Susan, now of Yarmouth, and Robin (Robert) Pankhurst; grandsons, Reed (Josie) and William Pankhurst, of Alberta. He will be sadly missed by his beloved Boston Terrier, Riley. He began Agricultural College in Guelph, Ont., in 1939, but left to enlist as an airman in the Second World War and earned his pilot's wings in 1943. F/O Reed was posted to the East Camp air base in Yarmouth, as an RCAF pilot on loan for flying duties with the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm. He went overseas in 1945 as a pilot of a Mosquito Fighter/Bomber aircraft but never had to fire a shot in anger. Following the war, he and his bride returned to Oshawa and the family greenhouses and florist business. He was very interested in service and community work and for many years was a member of the Kinsmen and Kiwanis Clubs. Professionally, he served in several capacities with the Florists Transworld Delivery Association. Upon retirement in 1982, Hank and Ruth moved to Yarmouth, where he was active in many volunteer committees, including the Yarmouth Trees and Parks Committee, Yarmouth County Museum, Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery, and the Yarmouth Public Library. He was the permanent chairman of East Camp Veterans' and was instrumental in orchestrating an East Camp Reunion, which drew veterans' from around the world. He became a prolific author of military biographies and also wrote several family genealogies. A funeral service will be held in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Saturday, January 31, at 2 p.m. Donations may be made to community charities.
LANNON, Antoinette A. "Nets"
61, Glace Bay, died January 26, 2009. Born in Reserve Mines, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Angeline McDonald. Surviving are former husband, James Lannon; sons, James, Glen; siblings, Thomas, Raymond, Edmund, Anthony, Rose, Catherine, Hannah, Angeline, Annie, Rosella, Germaine; grandchildren, Cheyenne, Kristen, Mackenzie, Talal. Predeceased by sisters, Julia, Mary. No visitation. Cremation under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Funeral Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Anne's Church.